Thursday, August 02, 2007

News and Views at Vintage Home!

Since opening my online shop in February, I have been thrilled with the response from everyone and it is really wonderful to know that a purchase from Vintage Home is something that many treasure!

I often receive lovely emails from people who have purchased from my shop, so I have decided to add a new feature to the website. Today, I am launching the Vintage Home Pin Board which includes feedback plus photos of your own 'Vintage Moments'. Also on show are photos of items that have been purchased from the website, and how they look in their new homes! If you would like to email me your 'vintage home' photos, whether it is a favourite corner, a recently completed craft project with a vintage theme or just something beautiful you would like to share, then I will add them to the Pin Board - with full credits of course! The Below Stairs section will also reside within the Pin Board and will be updated in the coming month. Finally, you will find a link to my Vintage Home blog within the Pin Board too!
A favourite corner of my home.

Handstitched Welsh quilt.

Running an online shop means I go treasure hunting on a regular basis and I have just returned from a trip where I have gathered together some of the most beautiful things! It will take a few days for me to get them all photographed and added to the shop, so to whet your appetite, above is a sneak preview of one of those gorgeous items coming soon; a stunning handstitched Welsh quilt with an exquisite pattern of peonies, roses, birds and dragonflies - what a rare beauty this is!

In the meantime, I have updated the shop with a smattering of pretty eiderdowns and truly, absolutely gorgeous barkcloth curtains! Which reminds me - I am often asked how I can bear to part with the things I sell. Well, I can tell you quite honestly - it isn't easy!!! But I do mean it when I say it gives me real pleasure to know that these wonderful old things find a place in your homes - and your hearts.

I'd like to thank all of you for your custom and kind words and I look forward to bringing you lots more vintage goodies! Now it's back to work for me!


  1. What a wonderful idea to showcase photos of how your customers use your pretties.. I love that idea! Gorgeous Gorgeous things you have!


  2. what a cool idea getting everyone to send you their photos!

  3. Love the quilt, Clare! And the pinboard idea is brilliant.
    Sue x

  4. It is so nice when customers take the trouble to let us know how pleased they are with their purchases and customers then become email friends. That's the good thing about selling vintage items - our customers are such nice people! I see we share some customers too!

  5. That is such a good idea-it's going to be fun browsing at that page! Love that glimpse of your bedroom! x

  6. Your full of wonderful ideas for your website and you find such lovely things to sell. Really, really like that barkcloth.

  7. Great ideas for your online shop and I wish you much sucess. Your things are simply gorgeous.

  8. Hi Clare, good to see that you are back blogging! I was worrying that you might have had problems with the heavy rain and flooding in your region!
    Have a nice weekend, Monika

  9. Hi, we've just seen your blog for the first time. Love all the beautiful things and your gorgeous cottage. We're into everything seasonal...baking, sewing, growing and searching for interesting fabrics, books etc. You're welcome to visit us at
    Margaret and Noreen

  10. What a sweet idea! I must take a picture of the pretty little jug and saucer set that I purchased from you which I so happily display in my room :-)

  11. What a great idea Clare! Love your new finds, that quilt is quite something. Have a lovely weekend.
    Kim x

  12. Hi clare, I just have to tell you how much I love the way you have done the "feedback" page etc. the idea of the notebook and the memo board are so clever and they look gorgeous!

  13. that manaquin is the prettiest one i've ever seen! thanks for sharing!

  14. Hi Clare
    The pinboard is a really natty idea, and you have so many lovely things in your shop.

  15. Hello Claire
    Sorry for my delay, not quiet into this as my replies have not been getting to people.
    Thank you for your good wishes and I am excited about the new people I will encounter (if I can ever reply).
    You blog look wonderful.
    I have a lot to learn - this full time working is getting in the way.
    Loe Gillie xxx

  16. Brilliant ideas and your new finds are gorgeous.

  17. I love your Pinboard! Great idea...
    So nice when customers leave feedback!

  18. I've nominated you for the Nice Matters Award - take a look at my blog for details.
    Take care,
    Alison x

  19. Hi Clare, Oooh I always love your photos, especially of your home and garden and all of your vintage treasures. You need to start your own interiors magazine... you've got it all down to a fine art I reckon... how to's, gardening, flower arrangemnets, vignettes the works!!! I'd buy it, ha!
    Take care love Debra
    in NZ x

  20. Hi Clare
    No, don't still have the budgie! Don't be silly!! But when my grandfather died mum gave the bird to gran. Then it had to have a friend, then it died so the friend had to have a friend and then gran died. Hmmm. Don't actually know what happened to the budgie after that.
    But Rob bought Han two canaries for her 21st and within weeks they had babies! And thereby hangs another tale ...
    Sue xx

  21. Hi Clare,

    Just popped in your always gorgeous shop, and love the Pin Board! (thanks for incl. my note in it!)

    Everything you offer is always top notch, and wonderfully gorgeous as well. There is always so much to see and buy that I love!

    Sending you hugs,

  22. Great idea Clare. I think that the Below Stairs page will be a hit too.

    Marie x

  23. I love the pinboard idea.
    Racheal x

  24. Hi Clare, I gave you the "Nice Matters Award", because I love visiting your blog and always find good and inspriring ideas and lovely photos there.
    If you visit my blog you can find out more about it.

  25. Clare, the Pin Board is such a great idea. I love visiting your online shop!

  26. The Welsh quilt is lovely. It's such a good idea to have all the feedback from your shop showcased like this.

  27. Love your idea with the pin board. Your blog is wonderful! laurie

  28. It is all so beautiful! What a gorgeous corner.

  29. What a lovely blog you have. I love that dress form too! You are very creative.

    My best to you!
    Janet Bernasconi
    Janet's Creative Pillows